Thursday, November 12, 2009


Bruce Davidson.
Another New York photographer that caught my attention as a youth. Maybe it was his street style—series like Brooklyn Gang from 1959, East 100th Street in '66 and Subway in the 80's are so classic and real that they kind of tinkled my core. Maybe it was just old New York, around the time my mom was a kid here. Her stories put me there, as do BD's photos.
It seems so foolproof nowadays to capture still imagery but when it was film, a roll of only 24 or 36 shots and you're manually focusing every one, it's easy to miss out on that crowning moment. Bruce did a good job seizing it.